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Masala Spices of India

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314 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6910 (K Street)
+1 619-232-4634
11:00 - 14:30
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
1 review
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Frankly speaking, traveling all the way from India to San Diego and then to this eating joint,was adventurous. But I expected much more from Hemant Oberoi than what I encountered. The decor needs to be improved drastically In order to compete with Indian challenges. The food OK but does not feel like TMH-seque. The quantities on the plates need to... More 

Thank asoke19737
Olathe, Kansas
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1,036 reviews
615 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

If you are into Indian food, this will do the job. It was just excellent. Lived in london for 10 years and the curry houses there are fairly famous, this would give them a run. nice.

Thank JimOB1
Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This place was fantastic! We were on 5th ave walking around looking for somewhere to eat dinner, and almost passed this place up, for some reason we thought it was a chain and had a "corporate" feel to it. We ultimately decided to go in and give it a try, and was glad we did! Whenever I go out for... More 

Thank marky01095
Three Rivers, California
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

I swung in during lunch while on a business trip. I was the only customer which seemed odd. The atmosphere was relaxful and pleasant. I ordered the Chicken Chettinadu Plate. The dish had a wonderful blend of spices. The portions were just right. Finally, the service was A+ the entire time. I would visit again.

Thank fr33d0
Fremont, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

When I used to live in San Diego, 2011-2013, Masala was my goto place for closing deals - it was just lucky for me I guess. And the food is awesome. I liked to start with coconut shrimp with mango chutney. Their wine list is impressive. Highly recommend this place for formal and informal and family gatherings.

Thank Rameshgi
Phoenix, Arizona
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2015

We walked here from the Convention Center, looking for lunch. We were pleased to find that they had a buffet, so we could sample several different dishes. I think we did more than sample, because the food was very good. The wait staff was attentive, even though it was an off time for meals, and they encouraged us to eat... More 

Thank bbzoomer
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 499 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2015

We hopped to the restaurant after a tiring day at SeaWorld and another hour of finding a parking spot in the downtown area. We were very hungry and ready to eat whatever comes our way. These guys have some really creative menu items which normally you don't even get to see in India. Staffs were courteous and served us well.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2015

This was a really good lunch buffet. I would recomend it to anyone who likes Indian food. The price was also very reasonable.

2 Thank travelpro2015
Glendale, Arizona
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2015

Not crazy about Indian, but went with some friends at a conference. I found plenty to eat that was really pretty good. Naan was good, tandoori chicken yummy and cottage cheese was a great new find for me.

Thank Michael W
York, Pennsylvania
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156 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2015

Food and drinks were good.. both vegetarian and non vegetarian options were available..starter was also very good...we had samosas and chilli pakodas...ambience was very very good..staff was very friendly too..

Thank anuag

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6910
    (K Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-232-4634

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?